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An Evening with author Nate Marshall - Writer, Rapper, and Educator

An Evening with author Nate Marshall - Writer, Rapper, and Educator

***This event is a virtual event. Please click here to register.***

Please submit questions for the author to be asked after the reading to jfitzhanso@chelmsfordlibrary.org

Please join us for a reading by writer, rapper and educator Nate Marshall from his recent collection, Finna (2020).

"Definition of finna, created by the author: fin·na /ˈfinə/ contraction: (1) going to; intending to [rooted in African American Vernacular English] (2) eye dialect spelling of “fixing to” (3) Black possibility; Black futurity; Blackness as tomorrow

These poems consider the brevity and disposability of Black lives and other oppressed people in our current era of emboldened white supremacy, and the use of the Black vernacular in America’s vast reserve of racial and gendered epithets. Finna explores the erasure of peoples in the American narrative; asks how gendered language can provoke violence; and finally, how the Black vernacular, expands our notions of possibility, giving us a new language of hope:

nothing about our people is romantic
& it shouldn’t be. our people deserve
poetry without meter. we deserve our
own jagged rhythm & our own uneven
walk towards sun. you make happening happen.
we happen to love. this is our greatest

- From the publisher

Monday, June 28, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online - Partner Organization
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Event Organizer

Jessica Fitzhanso

978-256-5521 x1115

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